Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1967

Clin·i·cal Lab·o·ra·to·ry Im·prove·ment Act of 1967

(CLIA '67) (klin'i-kăl lab'ră-tōr-ē im-prūv'mĕnt akt)
U.S. federal law (Public Law 90-174) regulating medical laboratories that process more than 100 specimens per year in interstate commerce. Usually applied to only large, independent laboratories.
See also: Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act Amendments of 1988
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Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1967 and Medicare and Medicaid participation requirements; Final Rule.
The advent of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965 and passage of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1967 marked the beginning of a new era of government interest, participation, and involvement in health care and laboratory medicine in the United States, an involvement that was to grow in the decades to come.

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